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Chemical Distributor IMCD Changes Private Equity Hands

6:44 PM MST | December 16, 2010 | —NANCY SEEWALD

Private equity firm Bain Capital (Boston) says it has agreed to acquire chemical distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) from AAC Capital Partners (Amsterdam). The purchase price is reportedly €650 million ($862 million), according to Dutch newspaper Het Financieel Dagblad. The deal is subject to regulatory approval. Consulting firm DistriConsult (Wädenswil, Switzerland) says the reported value represents a multiple of 9.3 times Ebitda, which is in line with recently paid prices, but above historical valuations. “It appears to factor in a significant potential of...

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